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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: lubricant for removable leadpipes on: Sep 12, 2017, 08:59PM
I rub in some of the hetman tuning slide gel on the entire surface to help protect it and keep it from getting stuck.
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Minor Issue with Shires Bass Slide on: Sep 04, 2017, 01:13PM
It could be the lubricant you use too. I finally gave up on using the Yamaha stuff on my Edwards. It seems to only like trombotine
Edwards pretty much recommends only trombotine for their slides.
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: New Elkhart 88HO on: Aug 30, 2017, 08:17PM
Yeah, it sounds like place are more willing to stock them. Even HornGuys wasn't stocking them for awhile. Thats a pretty bold move!
They have done that a lot in the past when too many horns were failing initial inspection. I think they stopped stocking Getzen for a while because of that. I wonder if maybe the King trombones will get back to the level. I hope so.
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Minor Issue with Shires Bass Slide on: Aug 28, 2017, 05:23PM
Have you used the wet cleaning portion of the slide-o-mix system? Some water, dish soap, and the cleaning brush can help get out any possible dried lubricant that is in there.
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Bone selection in quintet on: Aug 17, 2017, 12:08PM
Depends on the players and equipment in the quintet, and sometimes even the venue. I've played Quintet on a King 3b, Yamaha 640, Bach 42T, and Kanstul 1588.  Currently the kanstul is my favorite because it is lighter in weight and easier to color than even the Yamaha.
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Solution For A Frozen Trigger? on: Aug 16, 2017, 10:56AM
Completely stuck after a week is somewhat worrisome. Question is where the hangup is. Is the linkage frozen, or the rotor itself?

I would say take it to a tech and have it serviced. When was the last time you had it apart to clean out the crud?
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Want to buy new jazz horn but want to demo horns for a time, I need help! on: Aug 09, 2017, 12:50PM
I've got an Eastlake King 3B from the mid 90s, and I've always liked it. I did once play an SS 2B that nearly came home with me even though I couldn't afford it at the time. It was magical.

If I was to get a 2B, it would have to be SS. I just find them to sound and feel awesome. The Brass 2B's are just not my thing. Too light. SS 3B on the other hand is almost too heavy.

But, it depends on you. A good 3B is very hard to beat. VERY hard. Just make sure you find a good one.
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: 2G or not 2G ? That is the question. on: Aug 07, 2017, 10:04AM
I have a Yamaha 58, but never really tried it. It also has a more "modern" throat size than a MV 2G would have, as I think they have the standard .276" standard G throat. Things may have been different back then though.

I guess a lot of it will depend on the specific trombone being played on.
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Yamaha YBL 612 D-tuning slide !!??? on: Aug 04, 2017, 07:49PM
You could do what the duo gravis does that has a sleeve that the original tuning slide fits inside of. You have to find tubing that's the proper diameter yo make hat work though.
The problem is that there isn't much room to work with. The Eb and D slides have S bends immediately after the valve tuning slide, to avoid the F attachment wrap

http://www.plander.com.br/produto/trombone-de-vara-baixo-yamaha-ybl612-laqueado-usado/1085000085133
10  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Want to buy new jazz horn but want to demo horns for a time, I need help! on: Aug 04, 2017, 07:31PM
I would just stick with what you have. As others have said, the perfect horn really doesn't exist. All are a compromise in some way or another. You've got a great horn, so work with it and see how you feel about it.

For me it really does take quite a bit of time to really "know" a horn. As you adapt to the horn, eventually any horn will sound "like you".
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Yamaha YBL 612 D-tuning slide !!??? on: Aug 04, 2017, 07:54AM
Personaly, I would just have a tech lengthen the Eb slide you have. Mine currently sits in my case, as I never put it on. The D slide is the one that is on, even though it adds a LOT to the weight, because for some reason they also put a 7 inch tuning slide on the end of it as well.
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Yamaha YBL 612 D-tuning slide !!??? on: Aug 03, 2017, 04:58PM
I checked the yamaha japan parts website, and it is unfortunately not listed on the schematics there. Just the Eb crook. 

http://parts-search.yamaha.co.jp/html/WIND_ENGLISH/orders/Product/Model/model_e.php?model_id=104566
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Horn weight preference on: Jul 31, 2017, 08:59AM
Maybe because the balance weight is a solid piece of metal, as opposed to being distributed throughout the bell section?

There really is a whole world of resonance effects to explore. Maybe time to look into thin bells with garlands on them...
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Rath R1, R10, R12 how do you like yours? on: Jul 31, 2017, 08:56AM
I really wish I played more small bore work. There's so much out there to play around with. I mean, technically my 3B isn't even a "small bore" horn.
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Horn weight preference on: Jul 29, 2017, 10:56PM
For me, balance is more important than overall weight. It also depends on how the instrument plays.

Heavier horns tend to be able to be pushed harder before they start to sound bad. Lighter horns can be more nimble.

It also depends on what I am playing. I only really have one "small-ish" bore horn, my 3B, and it is not a super light horn. I worry if a horn is too light, i'll sound too bright.
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: new bass trombone prices on: Jul 28, 2017, 01:59PM
I should add that Noah Gladstone works with a German maker Marcus Leuchter, and the Tenor they developed comes in at 4199, and the Bass at 6130.  Quite "economical" for German made instruments, that are REALLY craftsman made in an old world shop.

Sure you have to wait, but it would be worth it.

As for the prices currently paid, if many will remember, Shires had some financial issues not so long ago, so even at the prices they have, it can be a struggle, particularly with the inability to find affordable financing rates. The prices have to be competitive, but they also have to be enough to cover costs and all the overhead, all in the face of ever rising raw material costs.
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: "Steampunk" Trombone on: Jul 28, 2017, 08:07AM
I see neither steam nor punk.
yeah, it needs some gears added to the linkage that serve no purpose, and a bunch of optics and other devices. Then it would be steampunk, and might actually be interesting.
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: new bass trombone prices on: Jul 28, 2017, 08:06AM
I believe posted emails from the locked thread showed that the original quote for the "Custom Classic Single Valve Bass Trombone" for $7804.89. I don't know if that was the eventual price paid, but that was what was shown on facebook.

Either way, price is what people are willing to pay. High-End custom brass instruments are expensive, no matter who you get them from. I will say that I've never paid anywhere near that much for a trombone, as I am not at a level where I need a trombone custom tailored to my playing.

Now, when dealing with custom boutique instruments, the law of diminishing returns definitely comes into play. There are also lots of "value added services" that only really affect the appearance of the horn, not functionality. These are the types of things that while nice, honestly don't add to the RESALE value of the horn. Sure an antique scratched finish looks great to some people, but most people aren't buying a horn to look at, they are buying it to play.

In this case it looks like there was someone who had a bunch of money to throw around, but really didn't know what they wanted in a trombone. I also play guitar, and this is something you see a lot in the guitar world as well, and honestly if guitar makers only made guitars for professionals, they wouldn't be around long. The hobby players tend to have more disposable income, and some apparently don't really have an issue sinking 7K into an instrument they don't even know if they will need or like. And they also spent a bunch on a restored Bach 42 that honestly doesn't look that great.

Regarding horns from china, the prices and quality are literally all over the place. There's no real way of telling if you get any added value for paying more, unless you go through another company that works with the manufacturer, and then the prices go up, because you are paying for that extra checking and quality. So, you get what you pay for in that respect.
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: "Steampunk" Trombone on: Jul 28, 2017, 07:12AM
I just don't think it looks good. The finish is inconsistent, and it looks like the "loop" on the tuning slide was lacquered, or just not treated, but it sticks out like a sore thumb. The close up of the slide end bow just shows a lot of inconsistencies in the finish. For that price it should not have those.

I also worry what the feel would be like. The oversized squared bass crook is part of the Bach 42 sound. I wouldn't want a 42 without that.

So yeah, I'll keep my vanilla 42T. I'd rather have honest wear and patina than a inconsistent "aged" finish.
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: BAC Bass for $9000??? on: Jul 27, 2017, 08:40PM
I am so glad that I am a "nobody" and not someone remotely good enough to get paid to play trombone. I love playing, but man some people are intense. Can't really believe the amount of time that has gone into discussing the pricing of the horn though, especially when screenshots were produced showing the two quoted prices, that for the convertible double, and the single.
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